During the event, the 7-year-old royal was gifted a fossilized shark tooth by the conservation icon. However, days later, a minister of the government of Malta (the island where Attenborough found the tooth in the '60s) caused quite a bit of drama with what many felt was an over-the-top request. He said it should be returned and displayed in a museum, according to The Times of Malta. But before royal fans freak out too too much, the minister’s request apparently didn’t last long, because he is no longer asking for the fossil back.
“The Minister would like to note that with reference to this case, it is not the intention to pursue this matter any further,” a spokesperson for the ministry said, per the outlet.
We’re happy George gets to keep the tooth, which we imagine is very special to him considering he’s a “massive fan” of Sir David. In a preview for ITV’s latest doc, Prince William: A Planet For Us All, which was released before their big meeting, Kate Middleton said, “The children were very upset that we were coming to see you and they weren't coming. They're massive fans of yours.”
Hey, if our favorite celeb gave us a special gift, we wouldn't want to give it back either.
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